Monday, August 31, 2009
i've been to some parties, had some cocktails, been sweating & crazy hot, & then turn around the next day freezing (& thus baking), farmers market thrice since i've returned. i have a serious love affair going on with my farmers market. serious... i've been dreaming about all sorts of good ideas & hopes for the coming months, i've been looking at homes (!), though none where i want them to be, and none in our price range...futile, i know. i've been drinking fancy parisian tea (yes, ms bon vie, yours is a-comin...), dealing with nasty back ups in our sinks that take all day to resolve because we have the lowest rated realty co that manages the building i live in, drank some more cocktails (lots of peeps to catch up with), had an outdoor bbq oyster & red snapper roast with my FAVE neighbor ladies, & will be attending another this coming weekend! ...perhaps one of the greatest things about traveling is coming back home & spending time with your friends. i've been restocking my shelves, replanting & up-potting many plants & rearranging their sunshine indoor loft deck area - they look much happier. i've been *dancing* - & my, i do love it. i tried modern dance again & was woefully lost. however, give me some hip shakin' & bootie swayin' and i'm all over it - i love moving my body in this new way & now that i've been dancing for about 9 months, i feel like my legs are finally starting to realize a few more moves instinctively. i have a long way to go - but i surely have fun & love sweating so much -- all that eclair eating needs to be toned down!
our new time management system is slowing working it's way into our lives; it's been pretty good so far. or at least, a little bit cleaner around our place - & a semblance of order that is making my weekends easier to manage (saturday - dance, farmers market, sprout studio catch up, go out in the evening...sunday - is my easy day; no guilt - reading, & slow food making all day...baking, or soups or sauces, etc... & if i need or feel like doing something that was on the saturday list, i do, if not, i don't. mellow out in the evening with yummy food & a movie with the mister.
& so. i have a piece of banana bread with chocolate chips awaiting me for breakfast & i need to go set up my art prep for my kiddos i'll see today.
i know i keep promising photos...they will come, they will!
... wishing you a happy happy monday.
Friday, August 21, 2009
--- my feet & brain waves are running, running, running - & it's slow molasses catch up. but i'm allowing patience to take the driver's seat. or trying. patience is a virtue right? & i have loads of time to get it all in & get it all down & get it squared away. it's nice to be back to a schedule (school is in full swing) & to plug in things where they fit.
photos are still being edited slowly & posted to facebook - but i'll get to posting them to flickr & here too -- patience, patience. (there was this song i used to listen to when i was little about this snail, herbert, that was NOT patient & he needed to learn how to slow down -- "have patience, have patience, don't be in such a hurry. when you are impatient, you only start to worry. remember, remember, that god is patient too, soooo think of all the other times that people wait for you!)
have a lovely weekend & hope the end of summer blues don't get you down! (because autumn in soon behind, i LOVE autumn!)
Saturday, August 08, 2009
...a little bit sad, a little bit happy, a little bit overwhelmed, a little bit thrilled, a little bit in unbelief...leaving in 2 days to end our 2 month, 60+ day sojourn around euro-town.
we've seen amazing art, wonderful sunsets, glorious skies, brilliant looking people, inspiring fashions, unique city plans, a ton of cool architecture ...eaten more delicious food than we possibly could have imagined, fell in love a little bit more with each other & basically had a smashing good time!
there are sooooooooooo many photos, it's kind of insane to think about editing and posting them all! i'll be slowly wading through them & posting to flickr. there are already some fun sets up on my facebook.
monday we fly home, over the big ole ocean & our home country. i think we are most ready to be in our own bed, eating our own comfort food & catching up with our friends who get us & speak english :)
more photos to come & more stories will accompany them.
home sweet home. it sounds really good.